David Robert Gooden, 69, of Oakdale, passed away at 3:00am, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Clarksburg, February 21, 1951, a son of the late William Robert and Lennie Lee Hayhurst Gooden. On August 29, 1970, David married Carol Sue Thomas Gooden who survives him.
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Also surviving are three children; Robert Steven Gooden and his wife Lori, Oakdale, William Gail Gooden and his wife Elizabeth, Oakdale, Tom Overton and his wife Ann, McComb, OH, his grandchildren; Heather, Kiersten, and Braxten Gooden, Jordan Overton and his companion Brianna Miller, and Colton Overton, one great-granddaughter, Emory Overton, his siblings; Marsha Shanholtz and her husband Keith, Oakdale, Vanessa Shaw and her husband Gary, Wallace, Terry Lynn Morgan, Mannington, Tina Heldreth and her husband Mark, Myrtle Beach, SC, Alan Gooden, Oakdale, Jerry Gooden and his wife Marsha, Wallace, and Richard Gooden, Oakdale, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gail and Babe Hayhurst and Ernie and Hazel Shields, and one brother-in-law, Tom Morgan.
David was a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local # 476 for 52 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, and his cattle. He loved all his family, especially his grandchildren who were his fishing buddies.
There will be a private family funeral service at 12:00pm, Friday, May 1st. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, physical attendance will be limited, however, the service will be live-streamed on the internet for anyone who wishes to attend virtually. A webcast link will be available under his name at www.perinefunerals.com for those who wish to take advantage of this service. A public graveside service will be held at the Oakdale Cemetery on Friday, May 1st at 1:30pm. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.perinefunerals.com. The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gooden family.